French success for Queen Of Bermuda

  • Close finish: Queen Of Bermuda gets up in the last strides to claim victory

    Close finish: Queen Of Bermuda gets up in the last strides to claim victory

Bermuda Thoroughbred Racing was celebrating French success yesterday when Queen Of Bermuda won a five-furlong Listed race at Deauville by a short-neck.

The speedy filly, who is trained by William Haggas, ran on strongly inside the final furlong under William Buick to get her nose in front in the final strides.

Bought at the Craven Breeze Up Sale in April for 230,000 guineas (about $293,000), Queen Of Bermuda won her first two starts but disappointed subsequently, including when favourite for the Windsor Castle Stakes at British racing’s summer showpiece, Royal Ascot.

Simon Scupham, BTR chairman, was delighted with the win which significantly enhances his filly’s breeding value.

Deauville is Scupham’s favourite course after his star performer, Johnny Barnes, landed a Group 3 at the track in 2015.

Scupham said: “Unfortunately, I wasn’t at Deauville, but I was really pleased that she managed to secure black type today.

“William followed instructions to a tee and is a lucky jockey for me. He also rode Johnny Barnes when he won first time out at Yarmouth as BTR’s very first runner.”

Queen Of Bermuda’s likely next target is again in France as the plan is to step up in class to contest a Group 3 at Chantilly next month.

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Published Aug 16, 2018 at 12:01 am (Updated Aug 16, 2018 at 11:17 am)

French success for Queen Of Bermuda

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